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Laois Clean Up Week returns for 2024
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Laois Clean Up Week returns for 2024

Clean Up Laois Week returns from 1st to 5th April 2024 

Laois County Council in partnership with their sponsors Bord na Mona
Recycling are asking local communities to spring into action to join the fight
against litter again this Spring.  To participate groups, communities,
neighbours and friends are requested to register with the Environment
Section to receive free packs of bags, gloves and litter pickers to help
tackle the issue of litter in their local areas, to see the benefit of a litter free
environment.  The collected litter will be gathered by Bord na Mona
Recycling in the week after the clean up is completed i.e. from 8 th to 12 th
April.

Binjy with Mary McGill, Bord na Mona and Cllr Paschal McEvoy, Cathaoirleach of LCC at County Hall for the launch of Clean Up Laois Week which will be held from Monday 1st April to Friday 5th April next. Picture: Alf Harvey.


This initiative is Ireland’s biggest and longest running anti-litter campaign
and makes a real impact on local environments.  Registration forms are
available on the Council’s website, or by emailing or phoning the
Environment Section at  cleanupweek@laoiscoco.ie or 057 86 74322.
Over the past 25 years, the National Spring Clean operated by An Taisce
has been focused on the message of the collective responsibility we share
in tackling and preventing our national litter problem. By participating in
organised clean-ups, groups and individuals of all ages play a significant
role in reducing litter and protecting biodiversity across Ireland while also
bringing communities together. Over the course of the last 25 years, 12
million hours of volunteering were contributed and an estimated 47,500
tonnes of litter across Ireland have been collected.

Geraldine Wren, Environment Section LCC; Dave Eustace, Litter Warden; Emily Doyle, Litter Warden; Mary McGill, Bord na Mona; Cllr Paschal McEvoy, Cathaoirleach of LCC; Binjy, Adrian Barrett, Senior Engineer, Environment Section LCC and John Ging, Litter Warden at County Hall for the launch of Clean Up Laois Week which will be held from Monday 1st April to Friday 5th April next. Picture: Alf Harvey.


Throughout this year’s campaign, National Spring Clean also hopes to
encourage participants to think about what they can do to reduce their
consumption and waste outputs.

Litter Warden Emily Doyle; Mary McGill, Bord na Mona and Litter Wardens Dave Eustace and John Ging with Binjy at County Hall for the launch of Clean Up Laois Week which will be held from Monday 1st April to Friday 5th April next. Picture: Alf Harvey.


Each year this partnership approach to tackling the ongoing litter problem
receives so much support from local residents, community groups,
businesses and schools and is a testament to the community spirit that this
initiative fosters.  Laois County Council acknowledges the great work done
by all groups involved and would encourage the public to be extra vigilant
in their own areas, by reporting any litter offences, unauthorised waste
collectors, or fly tipping on the confidential freephone litter hotline –
1800 32 32 30.

Binjy, Mary McGill, Bord na Mona; Cllr Paschal McEvoy, Cathaoirleach of LCC and Litter Wardens Dave Eustace, John Ging and Emily Doyle at County Hall for the launch of Clean Up Laois Week which will be held from Monday 1st April to Friday 5th April next. Picture: Alf Harvey.